If you're a fan of the Suikoden series, you've no doubt heard of (or even backed) Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Announced back in 2020, the game was fully funded within two hours of the Kickstarter's launch and made over $4.5 million by the campaign's end.
At the time, the Nintendo Switch was not a confirmed platform — and it still isn't! Instead, Rabbit & Bear Studios has voiced its concern over the Switch's age and instead has said it is aiming for "Nintendo's next generation console".
However, in an update posted to the game's Kickstarter page — which is mostly in anticipation of the game's prequel, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, launching tomorrow — the developer shared something interesting in the FAQ section regarding the main game.
Apparently, many fans have been asking about a Switch release for Hundred Heroes, especially given that Rising is coming out on Nintendo's hybrid console. The prequel action RPG is meant to connect to Hundred Heroes as long as you play them on the same system. So, what does this mean for people who pick Rising up on the Switch, when the main course isn't slated to release on the system?
Well, it turns out that a Switch version of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is being investigated by the team. Here's what Rabbit & Bear has said about this:
While the release of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has not been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, we are currently undergoing a technical investigation into development for a Switch version of the game.
If you purchase Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising for the Nintendo Switch, then you will be able to enjoy the crossover content in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes on any Nintendo console version confirmed in the future.
Of course, this means nothing as it stands, and given the developer's reservations back when the Kickstarter launched two years ago, we're trying not to get our hopes up. But ever since Rising got an official release date, we've been secretly hoping for a potential change of heart, though we realise game development is not as easy as clicking your fingers.
We'll keep you updated on when Rabbit & Bear Studios make a decision for their turn-based RPG. In the meantime, at least we have a city-building action game to keep us busy! Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising launched tomorrow, 10th May, on the Switch eShop.
Will you be picking up Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising tomorrow? Would you like to see a Switch version of Hundred Heroes? Join us in worrying about the second possibility down below.